usury

  1. an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
  2. the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest

Usury

Usury (i) is the practice of making unethical or immoral monetary loans intended to unfairly enrich the lender. A loan may be considered usurious because of excessive or abusive interest rates or other factors, but according to some dictionaries, simply charging any interest at all can be considered usury. Someone who charges usury can be called a...
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Usury

• (v. t.) A premium or increase paid, or stipulated to be paid, for a loan, as of money; interest. • (v. t.) Interest in excess of a legal rate charged to a borrower for the use of money. • (v. t.) The practice of taking interest.
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Usury

(n) Law prevailing in the land fix the upper interest rate chargeable on debt instruments. If the interest rate charged on a debt exceeds this limit, it is called Usury. Usury payment cannot be enforced by law
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usury

noun an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
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usury

noun the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
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Usury

Charging a higher interest rate or higher fees than the law allows.
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Usury

Charging an unacceptably, and sometimes illegally, high rate of interest on a... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/usury.htm?id=13064&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of usury'>more</a>
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Usury

Charging interest at a higher rate than the maximum rate established by state law.
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Usury

Extending credit at an exorbitant or illegally high interest rate. States set their own maximum interest rates, and courts will not enforce payment of interest on a loan if the rate is usurious. Most credit card issuers are based in states with no usury laws or caps on credit card interest rates.
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usury

Former term for charging interest on a loan of money. In medieval times, usury was held to be a sin, and Christians were forbidden to lend (although not to borrow). The practice of charging interest...
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usury

Former term for charging interest on a loan of money. In medieval times, usury was held to be a sin, and Christians were forbidden to lend (although not to borrow). The practice of charging interest is still regarded as usury in some Muslim countries
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usury

in modern law, the practice of charging an illegal rate of interest for the loan of money. In Old English law, the taking of any compensation ... [4 related articles]
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usury

Interest which exceeds the legal rate charged to a borrower for the use of money.
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Usury

Is illegally excessive interest charged on a loan.
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Usury

Money lending with exorbitant, often illegally high rates of interest tacked on.
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usury

n. a rate of interest on a debt which is exorbitant and in excess of the percentage allowed by law. Each state sets its own maximum interest rate. Courts will not enforce payment of interest on a loan if the rate is usurious, so a loan may result in being interest free. Charging usury as a practice is a crime, usually only charged if a person makes...
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usury

the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
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Usury

The civil or criminal wrong of charging interest that is beyond the legal limit set by a State. The illegal profit which is required and received by the lender of a sum of money from the borrower for its use. In a more extended and improper sense, it is the receipt of any profit whatever for the use of money: it is only in the first of these senses...
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usury

usury 1. The practice of lending money and charging the borrower interest, especially at an exorbitant or illegally high rate. 2. An excessive or illegally high rate of interest charged on borrowed money. 3. The lending of money at exorbitant interest rates; specifically: 'The crime of charging or contracting to charge an unlawfully high rate of ...
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usury

usury: see interest.
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usury

[n] - an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest 2. [n] - the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
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